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Old Town Farmer’s Market – Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco

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PRESS RELEASE

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco

Old Town Farmer’s Market has a New Home

By Kathleen Harris

On Saturday October 8th the Old Town Farmer’s Market–Tianguis Cultural began a new and exciting relationship with El Jardin de Ninos Emiliano Zapata.  The school, located on the west side of Pino Suarez between V. Carranza and B. Badillio, will be part of the Market’s new home when it opens in November 5th!

When Market founder, Charlotte Semple, learned recently that the school might have to stay closed due to the theft of all its’ copper water pipes, her immediate reaction was, “We can’t let that happen!”  Within a matter of days the Market had purchased new pipes, they were installed, and it was back to business for the 176 students who attend kindergarten there. Morning principal, Olga Elvira Quintero, said that she and afternoon principal, Maria Concepcion Banuelos-Macias, could not be happier.

On Saturday volunteers, including Fast Eddie from Casa Isabel, Mark Rome from the Palm, Brenda de Retzlaff, Sylvie Scopazzo, Robin Spencer, Jae Palsce and Pamela Beltran, showed up to assist with the building of a new bodega to protect the schools treasured supplies.  Previously supplies were stored in a classroom that was then rendered un-usable for other purposes.

The Market has hired a professional bricklayer, and architect Roberto Alvaro-Llamas is donating his expertise to ensure that the bodega is well built. When it is finished, the school would like to turn the old storage area into a library.

Everyone was very enthusiastic on Saturday, fueled by coffee and yummy muffins donated by Dee’s Coffee.  Refreshments brought later, compliments of Apache’s Martini Bar were so appreciated after a hard, hot day moving bricks and breaking concrete.

Additional projects to aid the school were quickly identified.  In the coming weeks and months Market volunteers will clean and re-paint walls and fixtures, repair and paint the school yard pool and outside walls, collect books for the new library and musical instruments for a proposed music room, and gather general school supplies for the students.

There are also plans to collaborate on building a raised-bed garden to teach the children about gardening, nutrition, and entrepreneurship, as Charlotte envisions the children selling their produce at the market.  Won’t that be a popular booth!

Located in the heart of Emiliano Zapata, also known as the Romantic Zone of Puerto Vallarta, the Old Town Farmers Market- Tianguis Cultural is about to open its 3rd season of providing local fresh farm produce, artisan foods, handmade crafts, jewelry, clothing, and inspiring services and community education to locals and tourists from the entire Bay of Banderas Region.

So keep your eye out for more news coming soon and the opening of the Old Town Farmers Market- Tianguis Cultural on November 5th.  The Market will be located in the Romantic Zone of Puerto Vallarta on calle Pino Suarez between V. Carranza and B. Badillo and inside the kindergarten school El Jardin de Ninos Emiliano Zapata.  Market hours are every Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm.  For more information visit the Market website at http://www.oldtownfm.com, or its Facebook page: Old Town Farmer’s Market Puerto Vallarta.

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CHARITY BINGO PUERTO VALLARTA – LET THE GAMES BEGIN!

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Written by Judith St. Gaudens author of Lilacs For Carrie

What a great night for BINGO! New faces, familiar faces, the Nacho Daddy staff on their toes and as friendly as ever, Hurricane Jova looming off the coast and the potential for losing the electricity. I mean, does it get any more exciting than this?

The evening was a good start to benefit our October charity…Asilo San Juan Diego…the local senior citizens home. Many generous people not only purchased Bingo cards (well one rather needs them to play) but 50/50 raffle tickets and BIG raffle tickets, too. Food and drink were plentiful as usual. Nacho Daddy offered their regular menu as well as their specially priced Bingo menu. Something new was added especially for this evening…2 X 1 HURRICANES! Go figure.

Hurricane is a deliciously sweet drink made from fruit juice, sometimes grenadine (which is made from pomegranates) and rum. Yum. Sort of a health beverage, if it includes grenadine. The drink was made popular in New Orleans back in the 1940’s by tavern owner Pat O’Brien. Apparently, rum was not all that popular back in the day and Pat was waiting on a shipment of the preferred whiskey and scotch. But, all he had was cheap rum. So, he invented the concoction to use it up. The sweetness disguised its unpleasant taste. Of course, there are other Hurricane stories out there. Apparently, the drink in the Bahamas is made with coffee. Next time, I’ll tell you the history of Bingo. No. Just kidding. Well, maybe not.

We got started a little late but that gave folks the opportunity to get to Nacho Daddy (street parking was not a problem), and it gave the raffle ticket sellers (our own Carole…the 50/50 chica, and the handsome, fast talking Miguel selling the BIG raffle tickets) the opportunity to work the room.

Finally, we were underway. Kind of. First, Tim introduced the evening’s sponsors…Lori of Rio Amapas Private Luxury Residences, Charlotte and Carole of Xocodiva Artisan Chocolates and Tim of PVRPV all volunteer their time as the administrative committee of Charity Bingo. Also, thanking all the volunteers, Robin, Miguel, Lina and Oscar. They coordinated with Asilo San Juan Diego to make the evening a success. Many thanks and a big round of applause to all of our volunteers.

I’ve said it before; playing Bingo is like riding a bicycle.  With Oscar as the caller (no assistant tonight), the first letter/number was called…O 61. And we were off and Bingo-ing. Some people were playing four cards as they’d brought an item from the San Juan Wish List. For the most part, the list includes the normal necessities…toilet paper, rice, cooking oil, tuna in water, baby wipes, bath soap, etc…all things useful for operating a home for our seniors. Actually, the list is quite extensive.

The first game was won by Maggie Harbour. Go, Maggie! The winner of our first game of the season. Once into the second game, some of us thought that the rain had finally started. Nope. False alarm. It was the sizzle of a fajita platter cooking at a nearby table. Spooky. Sounded just like rain. Back to Bingo. Game #2 had two winners…Tom Atkachunas and Randy Haessig. Way to go, guys. During Game #3, we had our first fake Bingo as we like to call them. Eventually, we had a good one. The winner was Estela Garcia. Well done, Estela. Then, on to Game #4, won by Valentin Moreno. Bravo, Valentin.

Break time! Some of us ordered more drinks, others relieved themselves of previously consumed beverages while still others took their cameras and phones outside to photograph the stunningly beautiful sunset. Yes. You read it correctly. A sunset in the middle of a hurricane. Imagine that!

Then, we were back with Game #5 which was won by Robert Mahoney. Nicely played, sir. Our own Captain Doug Danielson eked out a win in Game #6. I was glad because he had been so close so many other times.

Right about then, Tim had the 50/50 raffle drawing. 1/2 of a kitty of $2,894 pesos was up for grabs. Tammy pulled the ticket, and the winner? … Julie Guerrero from No Way Jose! The restaurant was closed because of the pending storm so she decided to join us for Bingo and we’re so glad she did. Julie won $1,447 pesos and donated it back to San Juan! A very generous gesture, Julie. Thank you so much. That extra money combined with card sales and BIG raffle ticket sales brought the evenings total to $11,047 pesos! Imagine what we could have raised with more than 52 people in attendance. Next time, folks. I’m not kidding. There won’t be a hurricane or any excuse not to come out for Bingo on October 25. That’s a Tuesday, by the way. Oh, and the BIG raffle…a one night’s stay at the beautiful Casa Isabelle, dinner for two at Daiquiri Dick’s and a dandy bottle of sipping tequila…was won by Divina Angélica Andrade from Casa Hogar! Interestingly enough, we will be benefiting Casa Hogar during the November Bingo games. Casa Hogar is our local children’s home or orphanage. Thank you for coming out to benefit Asilo San Juan Diego. So, as you can see, the prizes are fabulous, and the fun just keeps on coming.

The gang at my table dubbed the 7th Bingo game “The Hurricane” because in order to win, one must cover all the outside spaces…a square or a circle if you will. The name didn’t catch on. Oh, well. The winner was Michael Gutierrez. Black-out bingo, the 8th and final game, was won by a person at a very fun loving table. Oh, they were having an exciting time. The winner was Tiffany Stevenson.

Congratulations to all our winners and to all the players. You people rock! And so do our bighearted sponsors:

Joe Jacks Fish Shack HealthCare Resources
Restaurante La Chata Artepil SPA
Mail Boxes Etc Cooling Ties
Deja New! Clothing Consignments Restaurante Los Alcatraces
Flaveur City Xocodiva Artisan Chocolates
The Coffee Cup Cheeky Monkey
CupoCity Lola Covarrubias
Ester Sanchez Soccorro Macias
Margaret Souder PVRPV
Daiquiri Dicks

Nacho Daddy Mex Tex

Casa Isabel Boutique Hotel

Congratulations to all our winners and to all the players. You people rock! And so do our bighearted sponsors:

Your generosity in donating certificates and other prizes is greatly appreciated and helped to make our first Bingo night a success. All of the winners will certainly enjoy their prizes.

Remember…we will play again on October 25, to benefit Asilo San Juan Diego, the local senior citizens home. This is a very worthy cause and very important to the community. I would like to encourage everyone to join us at Nacho Daddy. We really have a wonderful time and it will be super to see a larger crowd next time.

Donations from the wish list can be dropped off during the week at PVRPV Pino Suarez #210 in Zona Romantica. Or, better yet, bring them to the next game and get an extra card!

Deja New! Clothing Consignments

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Discapacitados Visuales de la Bahia A.C. Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco – Wish List

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Come help us support Discapacitados Visuales de la Bahia A.C. this Tuesday, December 06th and December 20th at Nacho Daddy’s, located at 180 Basilio Badillo in Old Town.

BRING AN ITEM FROM THE WISH LIST AND GET A FREE CARD TO PLAY !!!

We look forward to seeing you at B-I-N-G-O!


The dishes, mugs and glasses are used for the workshops and daily activities.

Bond paper, rulers and punches are used to teach Braille.

Memory Sticks and Black CD’s are used for the computer classes.


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Asilo San Juan Diego – Wish List

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Come help us support Asilo San Juand Diego this Tuesday, October 11th and October 25th at Nacho Daddy’s, located at 180 Basilio Badillo in Old Town.

BRING AN ITEM FROM THE WISH LIST AND GET A FREE CARD TO PLAY !!!

We look forward to seeing you at B-I-N-G-O!

We also have a bazzar so any used clothing or article is appreciated

www.asilosanjuandiego.org.mx / asilo san juan diego ac FACEBOOK

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The Popular CHARITY BINGO Returns!

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The Popular

CHARITY BINGO Returns!


by Patrick Harrison

P  R  E  S  S     R  E  L  E  A  S  E


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

For More Info:                  Patrick Harrison – patrick@pgringo.com

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Come and have some fun this high-season while supporting a variety of local worthy causes as the popular Charity Bingo returns starting Tuesday, October 11!  Nacho Daddy’s will once again play host to Charity Bingo every other Tuesday beginning at 6:30pm.


During the past two years, Charity Bingo has been successful in raising over $36,000 USD for Pasitos de Luz, an organization dedicated to serving neurologically handicapped children from economically disadvantaged homes in the Puerto Vallarta area.  For the upcoming season, the Charity Bingo Administrative Staff was determined to broaden the resources to other Charity Organizations so the Charity Bingo selection committee selected six (6) different charities to benefit from the Charity Bingo proceeds.  The decision of the selected charities was based solely from the selection committee and did not include any influence from the administrative staff.

The following Charities will be part of Bingo this year:

October – Asilo San Juan Diego -  Seniors Home for the elderly November – Casa Hogar Maximo Cornenejo Quiroz – Orphanage for kids December – Discapacitados Visuales de la Bahia AC –  Help Blind people January – AFV AC – Canica -  Kids with cancer February – Banco de Alimentos -  Food Bank March – Paraiso Felino AC – Shelter for Cats

Sincerely,

The Charity Bingo Administrative Staff,

Tim Longpré, PVRPV; Lori Lorenzen, Rio Amapas; Carol Fast and Charlotte Semple, XocodivaThe following charities have been selected to receive funds from Charity Bingo.  100% of monies raised and all cash donations will go to help support:

  • For games played October 11 & 25; Asilo San Juan Diego -  Seniors Home for the elderly
  • For games played November 8 & 22; Casa Hogar Maximo Cornenejo Quiroz – Orphanage for kids
  • For games played December  6 & 20; Discapacitados Visuales de la Bahia AC –  Aiding  the blind
  • For games played January 10 & 24;  AFV AC – Canica -  Kids with cancer
  • For games played February 7 & 21;  Banco de Alimentos -  Food Bank
  • For games played March 6 & 20;  Paraiso Felino AC – Shelter for Cats
  • March 27, 2012;  Final Season Charity Bingo Party

If you are interested in lending a hand with Charity Bingo, there are several ways this can be accomplished; 1) Go to Facebook and like our Charity Bingo Page and invite all your friends to like it as well.  2) Attend Charity Bingo Nights.  3) Volunteer with Charity Bingo by sending a private message via Facebook Charity Bingo Page to the administrative staff.  4) If you are a business and would like to donate a prize for Bingo Nights, please visit Charlotte Semple at Xocodiva Artisan Chocolates – Rodolfo Gomez #118.  322-113-0352 or via e-mail  charlee_semple@hotmail.com.

Each week again will feature guest callers, game prizes, and a 50/50 draw.  Bingo cards for the night are a bargain at only $50 pesos each, or 3 for $100 pesos. To help round out the night, Nacho Daddy’s will be offering a variety of food and drink specials from their yummy menu.

Come help us support local charities beginning Tuesday, October 11th at Nacho Daddy’s, located at 180 Basilio Badillo in old town.  We look forward to seeing you at B-I-N-G-O!

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